Was going to go for a tour but the area is bad, the apartments look awful (I saw what looks like a green moss on the side of all the buildings? Like how hard is it to powerwash building people pay you to live in) I was yelled at and threatened by a man in the apartments' road and he cat called me and another man laughed at it , and I heard what sounded like gunshots. I was terrified and will definitely continue apartment searching.
I have lived here with my family for almost 2 years and I feel like it has been a constant battle with the maintenance and the management. For months I complained about animals in the ceiling (I live on the 3rd floor) and nothing was ever done. At one point a live raccoon came into my apartment at 3am through a hole in the wall and the emergency guy on duty refused to come get it saying it wasnt a dangerous situation. I was 9months pregnant at the time with a toddler and a cat in the apartment. I had to catch the creature myself and dispose of it. It took 4 MONTHS for an exterminator to even be called to fix the ant problem in my home. I feel like whenever I have an issue its a battle to get it taken care of.When I had my baby back in June I went 2 weeks without air conditioning in the summer with a newborn baby. Currently I have not had a working dishwasher for over a month and nothing has been done about it. Maintenance never follows through on anything they say. They will stop by and say they will come back to finish something the next day but you wont see them again for at least 2 weeks and even when they do fix something they leave a MESS and most likely some kind of tool in your apartment. I once had to fish a dirty bolt out of my baby's mouth that they left in my bathroom. Not only do maintenance not do anything in a timely fashion, do anything they say they will do or do anything cleanly, the office never answers the phone or return any phone calls. I have even gone in and talked face to face with managers and nothing came from it. NOW the neighborhood isnt very safe. Cars are constantly being broken into. Children run the streets and cuss out adults. Its normal to hear guns going off at night. I have a gang symbol painted on my apartment building and it always smells like weed in my stairwell. And I NEVER see any type of security at all.It wasnt this bad when I moved in but now I'm frustrated with every problem and I dont feel like my children are safe living here.
Where do I begin? These people NEVER answer the phone. Not f****** once! I wish I could post my phone logs to show how many times I call. I've never experienced anything like this. The office girl is rude. The residents are ghetto. Don't walk around at night for any reason. There are suspicious vehicles waiting by the entrance at night probably making drug deals. People hang out in the gym and make things uncomfortable. Like another person said, it always smells like weed. DO NOT MOVE HERE if you want a safe, clean, quiet place with professional staff. And please don't respond with the same bs copy and paste response you put after every single post.
My 8 months thus far. **READ FULL REVIEW** *NOT QUIET - I live in the 2 story lofts and I am a terribly quiet person. The walls are paper thin to the way that I could provide you a dialog of my neighbors conversations. It's horrible. I can't to move in April. *Never had a problem with my vehicle or my bicycles locked out front under neath a cover. *Mail never altered *Police patrols more than often *Efficient maintenance I liked living here. As I had no neighbors/problems, I felt I was rather lucky. I lived on the South side of the community which is quite dead. Out of roughly ten units in the 'strip' only 3 were filled and fortunately they were all at the other end. I never even saw anyone while ever doing laundry at multiple times through out the day. Do make sure you tour the apartments that have been renovated. My apartment is very modern with new everything and looks really nice as I feel I live in a downtown apartment which is very nice to have in this area of town. However, much of the property is still dated and does not looking anything with I have. The photos on the website are of a one bedroom and looking nothing like the lofts so be sure to tour to get an accurate ideal of what you'll be considering. Safety / Security Since moving in, the property has been safe besides your every day uneducated scum arguing in the parking lot every now and then. But in the past three months, I have received two letters telling me to stay aware of my surroundings and to protect myself and loved ones; Even "Try not to walk alone at night". Lawrence metro police have patrolled the area almost every night since including asking me for ID as I was trying to unload my motorcycle from a storage truck. I kindly told him to go away and this was my paid private property and that was that. I witnessed a high speed pursuit chase fly right by my front door involving three state police cruzers three weeks prior. The laundry rooms always wreaked of heavy weed and mine had two gang tags in sharpie on the door with one reading "$bunGang". However, do listen to me when I say, "Do not live on the north side of the property. I hear domestic complaints coming from that area not only from residents, but staff sending out formal communications to us as a warning. Office Staff / Maintenance Justin, Assistant Property Manager, is a great guy and really considerate when listening to your addressed concerns regarding the property. Allison and the rest of her staff are also really nice on the phone and in person which is a nice relief consider the poor shape the of property that I blame on the residents that live there, not the management. Maintenance always addressed my concern with 2 days. Closing In the end...pay rent, stay proactive with your safety, keep your blinds closed, and and you'll love it here! I liked it, but I want to actually have a place to call "home" where I can invite my family and friends to visit, and not worry about their personal belongings or their vehicles overnight. A suggestion, make it a gated community and raise rent about $50 and I believe that will eliminate much of your problem. The north side of the community is very full and causes problems according to what I see as I travel back from weekend activities late at night at from the letters that are sent out.
I have lived here since October 2014 and I consider Justin and his staff to be very concerned and helpful to my needs. The maintenance crew is timely. requests are handled in a timely manner. I think the new management is working very hard to improve a lot of things here at The Landings @ 56th. Things are improving giving this community a great new clean look.